Libvirt/QEMU guest

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This article covers libvirt and its creation of a virtual machine (VM) for use under the soft-emulation mode QEMU hypervisor Type-2, notably using virsh command.

The virsh command and its configuration toward the creation of an strict-emulation-mode virtual machine that an QEMU-capable operating system to be installed on.

Installation

Usage

List virtual machines (domains)

root #virsh list
 Id   Name                  State
-------------------------------------
 1    gentoo                running

See also

  • Virtualization — the concept and technique that permits running software in an environment separate from a computer operating system.
  • QEMU — a generic, open source hardware emulator and virtualization suite.
  • QEMU/QEMU front-ends — user interface application to the QEMU/libvirt API/library.
  • QEMU/Linux guest — describes the setup of a Gentoo Linux guest in QEMU using Gentoo bootable media.